Petra Rossner

Petra Rossner

Rossner in the 2002 Women's Challenge
Personal information
Full name Petra Rossner
Born (1966-11-14) 14 November 1966
Leipzig, Germany
Team information
Discipline Road & Track
Role Rider
Infobox last updated on
September 7, 2008

Petra Rossner (born 14 November 1966) is a German cyclist, who won the gold medal in 3 km pursuit track cycling at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.[1] In the same event she won the 1991 World Championships and finished second in 1989.

Competing in road bicycle racing, she won the World Cup in 2002. She finished second in 2004, and finished third in the 1988 Giro d'Italia Femminile. She is a seven-time winner of the Liberty Classicwinning the event in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004.

Rossner retired after the 2004 season.

Private life

Petra Rossner in Leipzig (June 27, 1987)

From 1996 on, she was living in Leipzig with her partner Judith Arndt.[2] They have since split.


  1. "Petra Rossner Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  2. "German cyclist Arndt livid over exclusion of lesbian lover". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Anna Millward
World Cup Overall Points Champion
Succeeded by
Nicole Cooke
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